Kids’ Listings for July 17

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FRIDAY, JULY 17

BRISTOL

CANDY LAND CARNIVAL. Held by Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. 4 to 7 p.m. Pool games, DJ, foam pit, floats, snow cones, popcorn, and candy land-themed contests. Rockwell Park, Bristol. Free. $1 for snowcones, popcorn and $1 per person for paddleboat rides.

JULY 20-24

BRISTOL

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. Prepare to “Journey off the Map.” For children age 4 through grade 6. Free. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. (203) 577-7818. TheBristolBaptistChurch1@juno.com. TheBristolBaptistChurch.org

JULY 20-AUG. 24

BRISTOL

FAMILY READING ADVENTURE PROGRAM. 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays. Helps families meet other parents and preschool-age children and provides early learning activities to help children develop school readiness skills prior to entering kindergarten. Story time, crafts, and creative ideas to prepare your child for kindergarten. Ages 3 to 5. The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Free for low-income Hartford county residents (families receiving WIC, Husky A, food stamps). $30 for others. Pre-register. Space is limited. (860) 585-3895.

TUESDAY, JULY 21

SOUTHINGTON

BRYSON LANG. 6 to 8 p.m. Kid’s Entertainment Series of The Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Southington. In inclement weather, moves community pavilion at the drive-in or the auditorium of South End School. Signs will direct. Free. All ages. Southington.org/KES

JULY 21-23

BRISTOL

FREE LACROSSE CLINIC. Presented by Bristol Youth Lacrosse. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday. For boys and girls, for new and veteran players. Learn the fundamentals of scooping, cradling, passing, catching, and shooting. Or learn to increase your skill sets and learn new or more advanced techniques. Sticks provided. Bring mouth guard and water. Memorial Boulevard Field, 70 Memorial Blvd., Bristol. BristolCtLacrosse.com, (860) 540-5894.

THURSDAY, JULY 23

BRISTOL

SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES AT IMAGINE NATION. Cupcake Ala Mode. Bake a healthy treat. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. $10 per child for non-members. $8 for members. Museum admission not included. Adults must be on site. Register. (860) 540-3199.

JULY 24-26

OTHER

‘THE WIZARD OF OZ: YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION.’ Presented by New Britain Youth Theater. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Performers from 16 towns including Bristol, Plainville, and Southington. Holmes Elementary School, 2150 Stanley St., New Britain. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115. NBYT.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 28

SOUTHINGTON

THE GREAT LEONE; WUNDERLEE PUPPETS. 6 to 8 p.m. Kid’s Entertainment Series of The Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Southington. In inclement weather, moves community pavilion at the drive-in or the auditorium of South End School. Signs will direct. Free. All ages. Southington.org/KES

BRISTOL

SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES AT IMAGINE NATION. Clay Play. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. $10 per child for non-members. $8 for members. Museum admission not included. Adults must be on site. Register. (860) 540-3199.

THURSDAY, JULY 30

BRISTOL

SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES AT IMAGINE NATION. Mobile Masters, manipulate wire and assorted materials into a free-hanging work of art. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. $10 per child for non-members. $8 for members. Museum admission not included. Adults must be on site. Register. (860) 540-3199.

AUG. 4-25

SOUTHINGTON

MUSIC THERAPY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. Presented by Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Ages 3 to 5, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; ages 6 to 12, 5:50 to 6:35 p.m.; ages 13 and up, 6:40 to 7:25 p.m. Program uses music intervention to promote physical, emotional, and social needs in a fun and creative environment. Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., Southington. $80. Pre-registration and payment required. Class sizes limited. (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, AUG. 8

BRISTOL

THREE ON THREE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. For youths entering first grade in the fall through seniors in high school. In addition, there will be an NBA Live Xbox tournament, raffles, music. Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, 255 West St., Bristol. Registration is $10 per player. All teams in grades 1 to 5 must have a parent coach. (860) 583-4734.

THURSDAY, AUG. 13

SOUTHINGTON

‘WHEN I’M IN CHARGE.’ 5 to 6:45 p.m. For youths in grades 4 to 6. Focuses on teaching ways for youths to keep safe when left at home on their own. The program is directed by Red Cross certified instructor Terri Benoit. Southington Youth Services, 196 North Main St., Southington. (860) 276-6281.

NOW thru AUG. 21

PLAINVILLE

FREE SUMMER MEALS. Breakfast, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m Offered by CTMeals. Meals include fresh fruits, salads, milk, sandwiches, more. Norton Park, Plainville. For other sites, dial 2-1-1 or visit CTSummerFood.org. No pre-registration necessary.